Cooling & Warming Ingredients

REFRESHING & WARMING Agents -
The Best Way to Enhance Your Texture Performance

Depending on the weather, personal preferences or mood we might feel the need to play with temperature for either cooling-down or cozy warmth sensations.

Symrise has established a leading expertise in skin sensorial receptors and provides an extensive collection of refreshing and warming ingredients. These materials can greatly enhance the sensorial perception of personal care products and also work as a marker for efficacy.

Thermoreceptors throughout the skin are activated by hot and cold temperatures as well as chemical stimuli to allow sensory reception throughout the body. Symrise has a long and successful history in the production of menthol derivatives that are able to induce cooling effects  and offers a wide choice of ingredients in its Frescolat® range.

In order to deliver pleasant warming benefits, Thermolat® is a great ingredient to provide a feeling of warmth and relaxation for cosmetic formulations.

 

Frescolat® For Each Formulation a Cooling Solution

 

Cosmetic products with refreshing effects are essential for offering consumers an extraordinary sensory experience and help to perceive more of a texture. They reflect consumer’s desires for real time and instant efficacy within a growing number of hygiene and skincare products that are often over promising.

Thanks to Symrise’s unique experience in Market Research, we discovered that consumers strongly associate freshness to:

  • Cool-down and well-being
  • Cleanliness and detoxification
  • Skin relief
  • Signal of efficacy

That’s why we are constantly working on translating these preferences into market-ready concepts and easy to formulate products. Whatever the performance and characteristics you are looking for, ingredients in the Frescolat® range cover all formulation needs to fit different refreshing intensities, physical forms and pH.

All Frescolat® ingredients provide a pleasant refreshing effect on the skin, without the downsides of menthol.

 

Frescolat® ML – Feel Good Freshener

INCI: Menthyl Lactate

  • Nature-identical, menthol-free cooling compound
  • Instant yet mild cooling sensation that can reappear during the day
  • Colorless, liquid to solid product, odorless in formulation
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 4-7
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care, FEMA
  • China compliant

 

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Frescolat® ML Cryst – Feel Good Freshener

INCI: Menthyl Lactate

  • Nature-identical, menthol-free cooling compound
  • Instant yet mild cooling sensation that can reappear during the day
  • White crystalline powder, odorless in formulation
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 4-7
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care, FEMA
  • China compliant

 

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Frescolat® ML nat – Mild Cooling Sensation from Nature

INCI: Menthyl Lactate

  • Menthol-free cooling compound for natural textures
  • Instant yet mild cooling sensation that can reappear during the day
  • Colorless, liquid to solid product, odorless in formulation
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 4-7
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care, FEMA
  • COSMOS/Ecocert approved
  • China compliant

 

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Frescolat® X-cool – Galvanizing Refresher

INCI: Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate

  • Patented, menthol-free cooling compound
  • Strong, long lasting; up to 30 minutes of cooling action
  • Colorless viscous liquid, odorless in formulation
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 3-7
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care

 

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Frescolat® MGA – Emergency Icer

INCI: Menthone Glycerin Acetal

  • Patented, menthol-free cooling compound
  • Relief solution for the skin
  • Immediate, strong and long-lasting cooling effect
  • Colorless liquid, odorless in formulation
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 6.5-12
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care, FEMA
  • China compliant

 

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Frescolat® MGA Plus – Freshness & Cleanliness for Bar Soap

INCI: Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Menthol

  • Combination of the patented Frescolat® MGA technology with the well-known L-menthol freshness
  • Cost efficient, strong cooling sensation
  • Efficacy marker for cleanliness in rinse-off products
  • Colorless liquid, low minty scent, less fragrance used
  • Soluble in alcohol and glycol
  • Stable at pH>6.5, ideal for bar soap
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant

 

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Frescolat® Plus – Consumer Trusted Coolness

INCI: Menthol, Menthyl Lactate

  • Patented eutectic mixture of menthol and menthyl lactate
  • Strong, long lasting cooling effect
  • Cost effective coolant
  • Colorless liquid, minty smell
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 4-8
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant

 

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Thermolat® Warm-up Your Senses & Feel the Difference

 

Warming ingredients can transform a product experience and contribute to build up brand loyalty. By delivering comfort and pleasant sensations in face masks, body care products or hand creams in winter, they contribute to consumers' well-being. They can help also to soothe and relax muscles in massage creams, warm-up preparations or after-sport formulas. In addition, warming ingredients can increase the perception of efficacy of a texture such as firming serum or an anti-aging product.

Symrise CMI data reveal that 71% of consumers would like to feel an intense warming sensation in skin care applications but a major concern is the use of cosmetic products that could potentially irritate the skin. This is because current warming ingredients on the market tend to be perceived as too strong and might even cause redness or stinging sensations.

Based on its leading experience in the development of sensorial ingredients, Symrise has launched Thermolat®, a new patented warming active that delivers a warming perception equal or superior to the one obtained with Vanillyl Butyl Ether (VBE) but without burning sensations or redness.

 

Thermolat® – Smart Warming Without Irritation

INCI: Vanillyl Butyl Ether, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

  • Patented, non-irritating warming ingredient
  • Pleasant warming effect within 5 minutes, lasts up to 2 hours
  • Brings comfort upon warming and enhances the perception of a texture performance
  • No irritating or burning side effects
  • Colorless to light yellow liquid, odorless
  • Oil-soluble
  • Optimal for pH 4-7
  • Food grade - suitable for oral care
  • China compliant

 

Need some warmth in your skin care product? Discover Thermolat®